Aegean Emergency Flight to Repatriate Greek Citizens from Turkey

FILE - Aegean airlines air hostesses stand after a news conference in Athens, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS – The Greek Consulate General in Istanbul announced that on Thursday, March 26, at 17:20 (Ankara time), there will be an Aegean emergency flight to repatriate Greek citizens and third-country nationals with Greek residence permits, who have so far expressed interest.

“Following the Greek authorities’ announcement in Turkey on 23 March 2020 for the repatriation of Greek nationals in Turkey due to the recent Greek government measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, imposing a measure temporarily restricting our country’s links with Turkey, we inform that tomorrow 26.03.2020 at 17:20 (local time) an Aegean emergency flight will operate to repatriate Greek citizens and third country nationals with a Greek residence permit, who have expressed interested in Greek authorities in Turkey,” according to the announcement.

The consulate called on everyone who has expressed interest in getting on the flight to be at Istanbul Airport at 15:00 (local time) at the latest, and noted that the airline will contact them with details of the individual payment procedures and related matters.

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